It's True—Everyone Is Wearing This Shoe Style With Leggings Again

We may have previously only associated leggings with a workout or a sofa day, but now, they're a fully functioning piece in our everyday wardrobe (no matter the plans.) While we're big fans of leggings with knee-high boots, it seems as though A-listers have cottoned on to a slightly more surprising pairing and are wearing their leggings with one shoe style in particular: Ankle boots. 

Yes, you read correctly—ankle boots (and not just UGGS) have made their way back into celebrities' legging outfits, many of which are heeled iterations. We've seen Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, for example, in her long vest, athletic leggings, and pointed suede ankle boots. And then there's Rachel Stevens who has worn The Row's beloved zip boots with leggings and a cosy knit.

Need further proof? Scroll for the celeb-approved legging-and-ankle-boot outfits that may encourage you to follow suit. 

1. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


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Style Notes: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley pairs here Wardrobe NYC leggings with YSL ankle boots and looks so chic doing so. Add oversized layers to help balance our proportions and give the look that cool girl touch.

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2. Jasmine Tookes


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Style Notes: Jasmine goes down the classic route by opting for Uggs as her ankle boot of choice and I just love it. While there's something to be said for a heeled boot and legging combo, you can't go wrong with the classics. Add cosy socks like Jasmine for extra comfort during weekend errand running.

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3. Victoria Beckham


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Style Notes: Ok, the whole Who What Wear team have agreed: this is an outfit worth copying, stat. An all-black looking consisting of leggings paired with a sleek black roll-neck and stiletto, sock-style boots is just so stylish.

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Style Notes: I just love Rita's pairing here. Split hem leggings look so good with a classic heeled ankle boot and this is a duo you can easily dress up or down. Wear with a jumper at the weekend or a silk cami and blazer for a night out.

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Style Notes: Kate Moss will forever be one of our style icons. Here she's paired her leggings with heeled ankle boots before adding a printed top and belted jacket. We love it!

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Style Notes: How good does Hailey look in her legging-boot-bomber trio? I especially love how the boots and leggings seamlessly blend into one another.

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7. Emily Ratajkowski


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Style Notes: Who said your ankle boots had to be black? Make like Emily and wear your leggings with a bright or patterned pair.

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Style Notes: Now this is a cosy winter look with serious style power. Go for a boot that comes up every so slightly higher on the ankle to give your look extra polish.

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9. Naomi Campbell


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Style Notes: Leave it to Naomi Campbell to pair her wardrobe heroes together to create an effortlessly sleek look. Combat boots give this outfit an extra trend-led touch.

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10. Jennifer Lopez


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Style Notes: Another fan of the combat boot, J. Lo takes off duty style to chic heights with a classic combination of knit, leggings and chunky boots. 

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This story was originally published on Who What Wear US and has since been updated.

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.